Sunday, November 21, 2010

Early New Year's Resolutions

Between now and the start of the winter quarter I plan to sit down and list three things that I can do in my next class to encourage and support students who need writing help. I want to encourage and support them to get that help from the pros in an SNL course, workshop or through the Writing Center.  I do this now, regularly. Yet there must be more I can do, or ways I can do it better.

Too often it seems students are flummoxed when they receive feedback about their writing (perhaps mine is the first they have received?) If I can identify three things and practice them consistently, then perhaps more students will take the step to become better communicators and thus better lifelong learners. After all, that's the goal...

1 comment:

  1. Michelle Navarre ClearyNovember 22, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Thanks for this timely reminder Paula. For responding to student writing, the resources on this site might be helpful: